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If you are in the process of leaving or being laid off, use our ASAP Checklist immediately before you lose access to HP or HPE internal systems. Advice from alumni on the many things you need to do as soon as you know you are leaving or being laid off and in the following few weeks.

If leaving or recently left: ASAP Checklist. Continually-updated member advice on what to do before losing access to company systems -- and in the following few weeks.

HP Alumni Association. Helping each other with life after HP and HPE. Updates and Q-and-A forum on COBRA and retiree health benefits, annual enrollment, transition to Medicare. Updates and Q-and-A forum on employee stock, 401(k), pensions. TechTalk forum. Operated by volunteers. Not officially endorsed or supported.

Join. If you were formerly a regular, direct employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving. Membership is also open to heirs with HP-related stock and to those receiving company benefits -- spouses, partners, dependents, DEC and EDS retirees. No charge, thanks to HPAA members. Join the HP Alumni Association

Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org  (Updated Oct 9, 2021.)


Classification as "retired."  If an employee left at 55 or older with at least 10 years of service, or left after 2010 with age-plus-years-of-service of at least 80, or left under an early retirement program -- HP and HPE generally classify the employee as "retired" -- regardless of how they left and whether or not they have any retiree benefits. This is reported to outside payroll and employment verification services, but doesn't seem to have any negative consequences. Inquiries from state Unemployment Dept. claims examiners go to a specific group in HR, which replies via letter. Over the years, members have reported that HP did not block their UI claims. 

If you are classified by HP as a Retiree, please go to our Retiree Checklist.

Which HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? (Not always obvious.) Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company or companies that you are legally a former employee of may not be obvious. If any doubt, check here: Which Company

Alumni Checklist:

1. There is useful information for all former employees on the official HP retiree website -- HP Retiree Program -- including benefits, discounts, contacts, and change of address.

2. Time to untangle your stock! No one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. You may have had stock in up to seven HP-related companies. Your stock may not all be in the same place or be registered to your current postal address. You may need to retrieve lost stock, dividends, or cash payouts, find stray accounts, or estimate your cost basis. An HP Alumni team has developed a step-by-step process to find and protect your stock. Employee Stock

3. If you are still in the workforce, join the HPAA's networking and job-post groups on LinkedIn.

4. There is probably an informal online group for each organization you have worked in including HP acquisitions and spinoffs. Directory of professional and social groups for HP alumni and current employees. For example, there are large groups for EDS and Compaq alumni. And there are many local clubs.

5. Advice and info on returning to HP, HPE, DXC, or Micro Focus -- including informal and formal restrictions.

6. Check your LinkedIn profile! You may be surprised. LinkedIn has changed how employers are identified -- dropping employers and modifying profiles without notice. In addition, HP positions were changed to HPE. You want recruiters to believe your profile -- and former co-workers to find you. You can use LinkedIn to reconnect with former co-workers who know you and your work. Many HPAA members report that LinkedIn helped them find a new job. Use HPAA's LinkedIn Tips and Traps

If you are in the process of leaving or being laid off, use our ASAP Checklist right now! Member advice on what to do before losing access to company systems -- and in the following few weeks. You don't have to wait for membership approval to use it.  ASAP Checklist

HPAA's former-employee contact directories: HP contacts   HPE Contacts 

Information and links specifically for people from...   Agilent   Compaq   Digital   DXC   EDS   Keysight   Micro Focus   Perspecta   Tandem

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